Debra Haas

Obituary of Debra Ann Haas

Debra Ann Stultz Haas, 68, of Winchester Virginia, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022, after a lengthy battle with Ovarian Cancer.  Debra was born on May 4, 1953 to Eleanor O’Neal Stultz and Charles W. W. Stultz, in Cumberland, Maryland.  Her quest for knowledge and self-improvement was lifelong. After graduating from Lee High School in Springfield VA, she went on to study Family and Consumer Science at Potomac State University then transferred to West Virginia University. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. She was a National Board-certified teacher, an active member Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Science (VATFACS) and loved taking part in curriculum development.

After years of working in various professions from social work to Agency on Aging. Eventually she found her place as a Family and Consumer Science teacher. After officially retiring in 2020, Debra spent her time learning more about sustainable practices in horticulture. When she wasn’t learning, she was spending time with family and her pets. She was very proud to be a grandmother to young Freya.

Debra was predeceased by her father, Charles W. W. Stultz. She is survived by her mother, Eleanor O’Neill Stultz, her daughter, Elizabeth Haas, her son, Charles Wesley Haas, his spouse, Minnie Senkum and their child Freya Melissa Haas. 

The family held a small virtual service on January 8th, 2022. There will be an in-person Celebration of Life on May 8th, 2022.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Dr. Duska’s research at UVA Cancer Center. Gifts can be mailed to UVA Health, PO Box 37963, Boone, Iowa 50037, adding "Dr. Duska’s Research-18263 " to the memo line of your check or online by visiting at.virginia.edu/supportuvahealth and typing “Duska” into the designation field.

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